AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITEES

Volunteers are always welcome! 

The following are some of the ways you can assist the Parish Nurse Group:

We will do Blood Pressures  and specific health teaching in the rectory office by scheduled appoint.

  • Blood Pressure checks after Mass and at the Food Bank
  • Visiting the sick and shut-in parishioners
  • Health/Wellness Counseling
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Blood Drives
  • Flu Shot Clinic
  • Bereavement Ministry

For further information or to participate in any way, contact:

    Kathy Jenkins at610-798-7066  or610-797-97332.       
    or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Parish Office at 610 797-9733

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What is the Parish Nursing Ministry?

NURSES’ INFO AND UPDATES:

1) The flu season is here with a vengeance. We had 20 deaths so far this year. If you have not received your flu shot yet, please do. Most pharmacies are dispensing the flu shots, and if you are on Medicare B or D, your insurance should pay for it. If you do not have insurance, you can receive a free flu shot on a Friday between 2pm and 4pm at: Allentown Bureau of Public Health,
435 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101 (610-437-7660).You must contact them first to make sure they still have a supply available. We have information on flu symptoms and types of vaccine available on the tables in the door ways; please help yourselves to these.

2) On the 3rd Sunday of the month, we will do blood pressures after the 9am Mass and once a month on a Friday with the Food Bank between 5pm and 6:30pm. If you need our blood pressure taken more often, you can make a appointment to come to the rectory with the parish nurses to have it done more often. We can give health information and referrals to needed services, low cost
medical treatment, etc. Contact Kathy Jenkins, RN - Parish Nurse at 610-737-5422 or at the rectory 610-797-9733. You can also email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3) If you are interested in becoming a parish nurse, we have pamphlets on the window sill in back of the church. If you need CEU’s for your license, the prep course seminars are accredited to give them. We still are looking for volunteers with any type of medical background to help with the Parish Nurses Ministry. We especially need bi-lingual speaking persons.

4) We need more wool yarn for our prayer shawls. Please donate unused wool yarn and leave in the rectory.

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CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

All communication and conversation between the Parish Nurse Ministry and parishioners will be treated in a confidential manner consistent with the standard of nursing and pastoral care.

No information will be shared with the parish, family, or other health care professional without the expressed consent of the parishioner.

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